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Sympathy - Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;
When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass,
And the river flows like a stream of glass;
When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,
And the faint perfume from its chalice steals--
I know what the caged bird feels!

I know why the caged bird beats his wing
Till its blood is red on the cruel bars;
For he must fly back to his perch and cling
When he fain would be on the bough a-swing;
And a pain still throbs in the old, old scars
And they pulse again with a keener sting--
I know why he beats his wing!

I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,
When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,--
When he beats his bars and he would be free;
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings--
I know why the caged bird sings!


Comments about Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Gold Star - 17,846 Points Hebert Logerie Sr. (10/13/2015 2:41:00 AM)

    Paul L. Dunbar is on of my favorite poet. He knows what the caged bird feels. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Margeret Downes-minger (7/5/2015 3:13:00 PM)

    A lovely poem. So intense! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,814 Points Godfrey Morris (4/29/2015 5:39:00 PM)

    This is the original. How beautiful. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Sympathy

  1. 1. Sympathy , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  2. 2. A Pocketful Of Sympathy , Alison Cassidy
  3. 3. Sympathy , Rabindranath Tagore
  4. 4. Sympathy , Emma Lazarus
  5. 5. Sympathy , Emily Jane Brontë
  6. 6. Accept My Sympathy , Sylvia Chidi
  7. 7. Sympathy , Eileen Myles
  8. 8. Sympathy , Allama Muhammad Iqbal
  9. 9. Whimper Of Sympathy , George Meredith
  10. 10. If You Give Me Sympathy Right Now , maggie oke
  11. 11. Sympathy , Henry David Thoreau
  12. 12. Tea And No Sympathy , Sonny Rainshine
  13. 13. Why I Sympathy You [1] , Irvan Hermawan Saichu
  14. 14. ##32 (Vivekananda) Sympathy For Untouch.. , Rajaram Ramachandran
  15. 15. Why I Sympathy You [2] , Irvan Hermawan Saichu
  16. 16. Your Affection, Your Sympathy, I Need Th.. , Bijay Kant Dubey
  17. 17. Have My Sympathy, Squirrel , NHIEN NGUYEN MD
  18. 18. Sympathy , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  19. 19. Learned Helplessness Sympathy Syndrome , Terence George Craddock (aft ..
  20. 20. Sympathy For God , Aldo Kraas
  21. 21. Without Donated Sympathy , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  22. 22. Sympathy , Greg Dills
  23. 23. In Sympathy Melt - For Jen Walls , C. P. Sharma
  24. 24. Sympathy Symphony , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  25. 25. Sympathy For Survivors Of A Pakistani Ma.. , Bill Grace
  26. 26. Empathy And Sympathy. , Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  27. 27. Sympathy , Vishesh Bohre
  28. 28. Pleasure Was No Sympathy , Amy Ormonde
  29. 29. The Truth About Sympathy , Tara Teeling
  30. 30. If You Ask For My Sympathy... , Michael Fischer
  31. 31. For Sympathy , RIC S. BASTASA
  32. 32. She Does Deserve Great Sympathy , Francis Duggan
  33. 33. Sympathy... , hazem al jaber
  34. 34. If You Want My Sympathy For Him , Aldo Kraas
  35. 35. Façade Of Sympathy , Trade Martin
  36. 36. Sympathy , Robert William Service
  37. 37. They Don'T Have Any Sympathy For Me , Aldo Kraas
  38. 38. Sympathy , RIC S. BASTASA
  39. 39. Sympathy Is Not Given , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  40. 40. In Sympathy In Pain , Seema Chowdhury
  41. 41. Tea For Sympathy , Maria Sudibyo
  42. 42. Sympathy , George MacDonald
  43. 43. Sympathy , Ivan Donn Carswell
  44. 44. S/Haiku ... Playboy Sympathy? , Ken e Hall
  45. 45. With All The Sympathy , Hasmukh Amathalal
  46. 46. Deepest Sympathy , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  47. 47. Feeling Sympathy For Baby Cobra! , Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  48. 48. Sympathy , Edgar Albert Guest
  49. 49. Politics, Image, Disaster And Expressed .. , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  50. 50. Sympathy Waves , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
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